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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

NATSO Elects Executive Committee

NATSO Inc., the association representing America's travel plaza and truckstop industry, announced that a new Executive Committee for the Board of Directors has been elected. William E. Haslam of Pilot Corp. in Knoxville, TN, will serve as

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa 80 Truckstop Celebrates 35th Anniversary

The Iowa 80 Truckstop in Walcott, IA, was founded when some of today’s drivers were just a gleam in their daddies’ eyes and Interstate 80 was not yet completed. This year, the truckstop is celebrating its 35th anniversary with special events for drivers throughout the year

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Talking Merger; Speculation On Effect On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo confirmed it was talking with Italy’s Fiat and other companies about a possible merger, according to a Reuters news report

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

McLeod Software, Comdata Offer Interactive Interface

McLeod Software and Comdata have completed an interactive interface between Comdata’s products and McLeod’s LoadMaster transportation management software. The new interactive interface offers users more options than the older one. For instance, a Dispatch Update feature sends

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

New Group Pushing “Shore Power” At Truckstops

A new industry group has been formed to help truckstops develop an AC power system that lets trucks power air conditioners, engine block heaters and cab equipment using power supplied through the truckstop instead of engine idling

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo, UAW Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

Volvo Trucks North America and the United Auto Workers yesterday reached a tentative agreement on another six-year contract for production and maintenance workers and a new six-year agreement for certain salaried workers at its New River

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins Announces ISB Clean Fleet Certification

Cummins has announced the certification of four ISB diesel engine rating to the 1999 Environmental Protection Agency Clean Fuel Fleet Vehicle Low Emissions Vehicle standard

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January 12, 1999 - Industry News

South Dakota Governor Attacks Overweight Trucks

People who violate vehicle weight limits should be charged with a felony, says South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow. The governor wants to crack down on overweight trucks before increasing road funding

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Driver Disability Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Supreme Court To Hear Driver Vision Case

Two cases related to trucking will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court as it attempts to clarify the scope of the Americans with Disabilities Act

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January 11, 1999 - Industry News

Maine Tolls To Go Up February 1

Truckers shouldn’t look for any breaks from tolls in Maine. Although there has been an outcry in the state legislature about the turnpike’s February 1 toll hikes, when the scheduled meeting of the Maine Turnpike Authority takes place tomorrow, they’ll only be looking at cutting back the increase for car drivers

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Dump Truckers Protest Rates

More than a dozen dump trucks paraded into Atlantic City Wednesday, honking their horns and disrupting traffic as a protest against low rates, reports the Associated Press

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Cummins, Scania Launch Joint Venture

Cummins Engine and Scania announced that they have formally signed a joint venture agreement to assemble and test a new fuel system for diesel engines developed by the two companies

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Volvo Could Sell Car Division, Focus On Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo appears to be considering selling its car division in order to focus on its higher-profit truck and heavy equipment divisions. The London-based Financial Times reports that Volvo has appointed a U.S. investment bank to explore a possible sale or merger of its car division

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

I-80 Closed After Sniper Shooting

Jan. 7 – Interstate 80 was closed for five hours near Reno, NV, Monday after a sniper opened fire and hit at least five vehicles. Police arrested a suspect after a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas the next day

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Georgia Governor Proposes Atlanta Traffic Solutions

Jan. 7 – Georgia’s new governor, Roy Barnes, has been meeting with state House and Senate budget writers about midyear budget changes to help tackle Atlanta’s traffic and pollution problems

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January 6, 1999 - Industry News

New Web Site Offers Bulk Load Postings

Jan. 7 – If you haul bulk freight, there’s a new Internet-based load-finding service designed especially for you

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January 5, 1999 - Industry News

Ford Head Nixes Volvo Truck Merger Rumors

Jan. 6 – Although Ford has an open mind about acquisitions, the company is not talking to Volvo about getting back into the heavy-duty truck business, Ford CEO Jacques Nasser said Monday at the North American International Auto Show

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

First Bering Trucks Shipped

Dec. 31 – Monday, Korea’s Hyundai began exporting trucks to North America under the Bering name, according to published reports

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December 29, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Orders CDL Retests

Dec. 30 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Monday announced plans to retest some commercial drivers who took their road skills test at PennDOT’s Schuylkill Haven Driver License Center between July 1993 and December 10, 1998

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December 28, 1998 - Industry News

Utah Wants To Privatize Rest Stops

Dec. 29 – Utah is experimenting with using private businesses to build and maintain its rest stops

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December 24, 1998 - Industry News

Truckstop Chaplain Prompts Carjacker To Turn Himself In

Dec. 28 – A Kentucky man turned himself in to a truckstop chaplain last Tuesday, confessing to a carjacking. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Mark Ladelphia told officers he stole the car in Louisville earlier this

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

Oshkosh Wins Record Contract

Dec. 22 – Oshkosh Truck Corp. has landed the biggest contract in its history, according to published reports

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December 21, 1998 - Industry News

Truck Sales Hit Record

Dec. 22 – Heavy truck sales hit record levels in November, with sales of more than 18,000 heavy trucks up 32.5% from a year ago. Sales of 188,915 vehicles in the first 11 months of the year

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

Ways Studied To Deter Trucks From Route 287 in New Jersey

Dec. 18 – A group of cities and transportation planners in Morris County, NJ, have applied for $600,000 in federal funding to study ways to reduce traffic on Route 287 – including charging tolls to deter truckers

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